Future of IT

CIO Summit

November 16, 2023 - New York, NY


JORDAN TANNENBAUM Saint Peter's Healthcare System
Jordan Tannenbaum MD


Saint Peter's Healthcare System

Summit Speaker

Jordan Tannenbaum, MD, MBA, MPH, PgC Healthcare Informatics is Vice President/Chief Information Officer and Chief Medical Officer and a CHIME Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO). Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, is the parent company of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital and acute care children’s hospital; Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, a network of primary and specialty care physicians; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the healthcare system; and Saint Peter’s Health & Management Services Corporation, which focuses on the wide group of the system’s non-hospital related healthcare services, including the CARES Surgicenter. Saint Peter’s University Hospital, received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction.

Gal Tal Team8
Gal Tal-Hochberg

Group CTO


Summit Speaker

Gal is Group CTO of Team8, advising foundry and portfolio companies in their creation process and as they scale. Gal is an entrepreneur with over 15 of years of experience building and leading software companies in the areas of cyber security, artificial intelligence, fintech and blockchain. Prior to joining Team8, Gal was co-founder and CEO at Clear, an enterprise blockchain company that builds decentralized clearing networks for global industries, serving companies such as Vodafone, Telefonica, and Deutsche Telekom. Previously, he worked as a consultant in the fields of cyber security, computer graphics, machine learning, big data, web applications, and scalable systems, and as an engagement manager at Sygnia helping protect global corporations from cyber threats. Gal also co-founded HiredScore as CTO, an AI HR company used by Fortune 500 companies to identify the best candidates in their funnel and served in the Israel Defense Force’s Technology & Intelligence Unit 8200.

Marcus Sauce Sauce Labs
Marcus Merrell

VP of Technology

Sauce Labs

Summit Speaker

As Vice President of Technology Strategy at Sauce Labs, Marcus uses experience from 20+ years in test to build robust, customer-centric solutions around test automation, release management, and the entire SDLC. He started using Selenium/WebDriver in 2007, contributes to the Selenium project, and chairs the Selenium Conference Organizing Committee.

Wes Kusmaul
Wes Kussmaul


Authenticity Institute

Summit Speaker

Wes founded Delphi Internet Services Corp, "The Company That Popularized The Internet." At the time it was sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in 1993, Delphi had been profitable for years and was among the four largest online services, along with AOL, CompuServe and Prodigy. The companies supported by The Authenticity Institute, an incubator, provide measurably reliable identities of individuals to their target markets in healthcare, finance, critical infrastructure protection, and others where identity reliability is important. The identity credentials take the form of X.509 digital certificates. Member companies and organizations of The Authenticity Alliance deliver accountability and security borne of measurably reliable identities of users. From enrollment services to digital certification services to implementation, each enterprise in the alliance adds to the value of the whole, while adhering to the methods and standards of The Authenticity Infrastructure.

Shannon Row US Olympics
Shannon Rowbury

Track and Field Olympian

US Olympics

Summit Speaker

For 15 years, I found myself defined by my accomplishments on the track. I’m proud of these achievements -- three-time Olympian, World Champion, World Record Holder, and 2-time World Bronze medalist -- but they do not fully define me. I have also excelled academically, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Duke before going on to earn my Master’s degree. A lifelong advocate in women’s sports, I was selected by the US Department of State to serve as a Sport's Envoy to Morocco. I have also worked with Nike and USATF to update maternity policies to make Track & Field more equitable. My long career in professional sports, including becoming a mother in 2018 and navigating a return to top form, offers a unique perspective into the full range of the athlete experience. As I move on from competition, my mission now is to find ways to share that insight with other dreamers and high achievers.

Rohit Agrawal Siemens Healthineers
Rohit Agrawal

Global Head of Hybrid Cloud

Siemens Healthineers

Summit Speaker

Rohit Agrawal is a dynamic and forward-thinking tech leader renowned for his ability to drive transformative change and innovation in the world of technology. With over 17 years of experience in IT leadership roles across the globe, Rohit has built a reputation for delivering results in challenging environments and aligning technology with business needs. Currently serving as the Global Head of Hybrid Cloud at Siemens Healthineers, Rohit is spearheading groundbreaking initiatives including cloud transformation, data integration and incubation of emerging technology platforms. Rohit's leadership has transformed global teams and established a culture of agility and excellence, making him a sought-after speaker at public events. His relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering commitment to aligning technology with business needs have made him a driving force in the healthcare technology industry

Tony P Schneider Electric
Tony Parrillo

VP, Enterprise IT Global Head of Security

Schneider Electric

Summit Speaker

Experienced and passionate cybersecurity leader. Responsible for all facets of cyber security to Schneider Electric's enterprise IT, encompassing approximately 140,000 employees in 100 countries, including 220 factories, 35 distribution centers, and 1,200 sites

November 16, 2023


All times Eastern Standard Time (EST)

8:00 AM-8:30 AM

Welcome & Registration

8:30 AM-9:00 AM

Morning Networking

9:00 AM-9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

9:35 AM-10:00 AM

Testing the Limits of Possibility

We are at the ground floor of a new innovation curve—the breakthrough of modern AI—that blows past previous limits of what’s possible to build with software. This, coupled with its overlap with the mobile revolution, create an unprecedented moment, and software leaders must build a new set of practices around software development to embrace exponential increases in innovation, but without sacrificing the quality of customer experience that’s table stakes in a post-mobile world.

In this session Sauce Labs will leverage their expertise leading companies and research programs at the forefront of these two overlapping innovation cycles to document and explore the convergence of consumer expectations, digital transformation, and innovation in artificial intelligence.

In partnership with:
Sauce Labs

10:05 AM-10:40 AM
Fireside Chat

Synergy of Leadership, Athlete Mindset, Cybersecurity, and Technology for Business Success

In today's dynamic business landscape, the fusion of leadership principles and the athlete mindset, combined with a strong focus on cybersecurity and technology, offers a potent approach to meet evolving demands. Leadership qualities like adaptability, resilience, and vision complement the discipline, determination, and performance focus inherent in athletes. This connection is particularly relevant in the realm of cybersecurity and technology, where leaders must navigate constant change and cyber threats. Integrating athlete mental skills into technology leadership roles and fostering a culture of cybersecurity resilience is essential. By recognizing this synergy, businesses can equip their leaders to thrive in the face of technological disruptions and security challenges, ultimately ensuring sustainable success in the digital age.

In partnership with:
Palo Alto Networks

10:40 AM-10:50 AM

Coffee Break

10:50 AM-11:30 AM

The Promising Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI): Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into IT landscapes has reshaped operational paradigms across diverse industries. AI, combined with machine learning, has not only transformed cybersecurity but also revolutionized IT functionalities. Within IT, automated processes powered by AI, such as natural language processing, facial recognition, and automated threat detection, have streamlined operations and enhanced efficiency. Despite the immense potential, there are challenges, including the development of intelligent malware and attacks leveraging AI capabilities. This double-edged sword necessitates IT professionals to stay ahead of the curve. AI-driven threat detection systems, a crucial facet of modern IT, empower predictive analysis, enabling proactive measures in the event of new attacks. How is your IT department harnessing AI's potential to optimize operations, innovate processes, and foster a tech-forward organizational culture?

11:35 AM-12:05 PM
Fireside Chat

Revolutionizing Fintech: The Transformative Power of Banking as a Service for Businesses

Banking as a Service (BaaS) has emerged as a game-changer for fintech businesses, offering the integration of financial services directly into their platforms. This abstract explores the strategic implications of BaaS for businesses, driven by technological advancements, evolving customer preferences, and the open banking framework. It underscores how BaaS can expedite innovation, enhance customer engagement, and broaden financial access. However, the abstract also underscores the need for businesses to address security, regulatory compliance, and heightened competition. Through real-world examples and industry insights, this abstract underscores BaaS's pivotal role in reshaping fintech business models, fostering greater connectivity, and customer-centricity.

12:05 PM-1:05 PM

Networking Lunch

1:05 PM-1:40 PM
Fireside Chat

Enhance And Optimize The Customer Experience

As the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial for CIOs to prioritize enhancing and optimizing the customer experience. With customers relying heavily on digital channels and remote interactions, the customer experience has become even more critical in driving engagement, loyalty, and ultimately, business growth. CIOs must leverage data analytics, digital technologies, and cross-functional collaboration to develop and execute customer-centric strategies that address evolving customer needs and preferences. By providing a seamless and personalized customer experience across all touchpoints, CIOs can build brand loyalty and trust in a post-pandemic world, driving long-term business success. In today's competitive landscape, the CIOs who successfully prioritize and enhance the customer experience will be the ones who thrive.

1:45 PM-2:30 PM

Navigating the Future of Trust in Fintech and Banking: Building Confidence in a Digital Financial Landscape

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, the future of trust in fintech and banking hinges upon the crucial task of building confidence in a digital financial landscape. As digitalization continues to transform the financial sector, ensuring security, transparency, and reliability becomes paramount. Fintech innovations such as mobile payments, blockchain, and artificial intelligence hold immense potential for greater efficiency and accessibility, but they also expose users to new vulnerabilities. Therefore, financial institutions must adopt robust cybersecurity measures and stringent regulatory frameworks to safeguard customer data and transactions. Additionally, educating consumers about the benefits and risks of digital finance can empower them to make informed decisions and foster trust in these emerging technologies. By proactively addressing these challenges, the fintech and banking industries can forge a path towards a future where trust is the bedrock of a seamless and trustworthy digital financial ecosystem.

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2:30 PM-2:50 PM

Networking Break

2:50 PM-3:05 PM

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a rapidly growing area that CIOs must keep in mind. CIOs must evaluate the risks and benefits of cloud computing as its adoption continues to grow. While cloud solutions offer benefits like cost savings and flexibility, they also pose data security risks. CIOs must assess their organization's needs and integrate cloud solutions effectively. By managing these risks and benefits, CIOs can fully leverage cloud technology for their organization's success.

3:10 PM-3:25 PM

Is Tanium Right? Let’s Fix security.

Tanium’s series of full page Wall Street Journal ads led with headlines such as WE WILL SPEND $160B THIS YEAR ON SECURITY SOLUTIONS THAT ARE FAILING TO PROTECT US and WHY IS CYBERSECURITY GETTING WORSE? The fact is, most security technology is built on one flawed assumption that dates back to the seventies. Meanwhile, a technology and methodology built on a different assumption has been hiding in plain sight ever since it was invented around the same time. Learn how accountability-based security will restore security in your organization.

3:30 PM-4:15 PM

Fintech-Bank Innovation: Transforming Finance Through Alignment and Collaboration

Over the past decade we’ve witnessed a dynamic shift in the fintech-bank relationship, from rivals to allies. Discover how this evolution has been made possible through focused alignment of interests, enhanced transparency, and maintaining a clear line that ensures fintech product offerings remain outside the traditional banking realm while at the same time adhering to the risk and regulatory needs of banking. We'll delve into the intricate balance of serving customer needs without disrupting each other's business models. Learn about who truly owns the customer in this new financial landscape and how fintechs and banks can innovate new product offerings together to capture greater market share. This session promises an in-depth look at the ever-evolving fintech-bank partnership and how it's reshaping the future of finance.

4:15 PM-4:35 PM

Networking Break

4:55 PM-5:40 PM

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical devices that communicate and exchange data, creating new opportunities for businesses and consumers alike. However, in 2023, the increasing adoption of IoT devices will pose new security risks. Cybercriminals are becoming more adept at exploiting vulnerabilities in IoT devices, which can result in data breaches, unauthorized access, and privacy violations. It's essential for businesses to prioritize security measures such as strong authentication protocols, regular software updates, and network segmentation to minimize the risk of an IoT-related security incident. Additionally, businesses should implement comprehensive incident response plans to quickly and effectively respond to a potential IoT-related attack.

5:40 PM-5:45 PM

Closing Remarks & Raffle Giveaway

5:45 PM-6:45 PM

Cocktail Hour

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